Monday 1 November 2021

Rempstone 1 Curly N604 from MJ Ludgate, Thame, Oxfordshire stood supreme, grand female and junior female champion in the Hereford section of Agri Expo, hosted by the Scottish and North of England area associations. Born in January 2021, it is by Solpoll 1 Nobility, a Panmure 1 Henry son, which the Ludgates describe as the most consistent bull they have ever used and also sired Rempstone 1 Pansy N513, the top price at the 2019 autumn society sale at 4,200gns.

Judging, Panmure Herefords’ Abbie Anderson described her champion as the sort of heifer she likes, being ‘big and powerful with a cracking head’.

Rempstone 1 Curly N604 – supreme, grand female and junior female champion

It was the grand male and junior male champion which found its way to the reserve supreme spot in the form of Moralee 1 Valuabull RK V19 from T and D Harrison, Mickley, Northumberland. March 2021-born, it is by Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks KS R12 which did so well on this year’s summer show scene. Its dam is the Harrisons’ ‘original Pippa’, Coley 1 Pippa 356, which won the Royal Highland Show in 2017.

Abbie again praised this animal for its power, and added it had ‘great length with plenty of potential’.

Moralee 1 Valuabull RK V19 – grand male, junior male and reserve supreme champion

Commenting on the quality of juniors on show, Abbie placed Moralee 1 Pippa RK V21 as reserve junior and reserve grand female. Born in March 2021, it is a full sister to the Harrisons’ grand male champion.

Moralee 1 Pippa RK V21 – reserve junior female and reserve grand female champion

Staying in the limelight, Ludgate’s Rempstone 1 Venom N597 was tapped out as reserve grand male. Another by Nobility, this time it is out of Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 911, purchased from Ireland’s Matthew Goulding.

Rempstone 1 Venom N597 – reserve junior male and reserve grand male champion

The senior female championship was won by Bishop Auckland-based W and R Kemp and sons with Auckvale 1 Beth 2023T. By stock bull Auckvale 1 Ramesses, it is out of Auckvale 1 Beth 1791R, an embryo imported from Canada, bred from CBB 4R Iggy 511C which the Kemps own a share of in Canada.

Auckvale 1 Beth 2023T – senior female champion

Reserve senior female champion was Bethanfield 1 Lisette 080 from Bethan Hutchinson, Billingham, County Durham. By Coley 1 Petrus, which Bethan showed for Heather Whittaker at the 2018 Royal Highland, before purchasing for her own use.

Bethanfield 1 Lisette 080 – reserve senior female champion

Coley 1 Vincent from Heather Whittaker, Halifax, West Yorkshire, took the senior male championship, having already stood reserve supreme and junior champions at the 2021 Great Yorkshire Show. A September 2020-born embryo calf originating from Gouldingpoll Herefords’ programme, it is a Fabb 1 Northern Star son, with Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 591 as its dam, which the Gouldings say is their most successful female.

Coley 1 Vincent – senior male champion

Reserve senior male champion was Saltire 1 Vinnie from WP and K Wason, Kinglassie, Fife. A Laertes son, it is out of Baldinnie 1 Cathy 40th, which is a Baldinnie 1 Orient daughter.

Saltire 1 Vinnie – reserve senior male champion

Fellowhills 1 Viking from Jimmy Hodge, Horndean, Berwick-upon-Tweed led the November to December 2020-born bull class. Sired by SMH Kingsize 87K, it is out of Fisher 1 Cheerful J364.

In the pairs class, Tom and Di Harrison won the red ticket, before going on to also stand top of the line up in the group of three class, with a trio of Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks KS R12 sired progeny.

From Jimmy Hodge, Fellowhills Kris won the commercial class at nine months old.

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